Schweich is a Moselle River cruise port and town in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate state (Trier-Saarburg district) with population under 500. Schweich (seat), together with 18 other local communities form Verbandsgemeinde Schweich an der Romischen Weinstrasse (Association of Schweich on the Roman Wine Route) which has combined population around 30,000. The Schweich association was state-created in 1968.
Next table shows the 7-day repositioning cruise itinerary between Luxembourg City and Basel. Prices start from ~USD 3070 pp / ~EUR 2600 pp (double occupancy cabin rates).
|Date / Time||Port|
|25 May||Departing from Luxembourg City|
|28 May||Rhine Gorge|
|28 May||Rudesheim am Rhein|
|29 May||Ludwigshafen am Rhein|
|30 May||Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France|
|31 May||Breisach am Rhein|
|31 May - 01 Jun||Arriving in Basel-Zurich, Switzerland|
The Roman Wine Route is a holiday tourism destination on Moselle River which partly follows the Roman Empire's supply roads laid out parallel to the river. The Route starts just a few km down the Moselle from Trier. Popular for tourists activities along the Roman Wine Route include cycling (numerous cycle paths - Mosel-Radweg from Metz to Koblenz, Radweg Wittlicher Senke, Salm Radweg), mountain biking, hiking, Moselle wine-themed excursions ( Riesling , Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Noir, Dornfelder).
The town received city rights in 1984. At the boat marina (located close to the cruise ship dock) in Schweich (translated "silent") is the town's landmark - Fahrturm (ferry tower). In the late-19th-century, the tower served one of the most important ferry crossings on Moselle River (the route Trier-Koblenz). To the north, there is a train station part of the Trier-Wittlich railway.
Other popular tourist attractions in Schweich include Niederprumer Hof (12th-century Benedictine monastery), St Martin Kirche (church), St Georg Kapelle (chapel), Stefan Andres (fountain), Die Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery, old houses (Hisgenhaus, Geibenhaus).